At HYCF, we are dedicated to helping the underserved communities of Malawi by providing the necessary resources to meet the basic needs of living.
Our main mission is to bridge the gap in inequalities and address the vulnerability in the underserved communities of Malawi through the empowerment and capacity building of women and girls, men and boys, tackle gender discrimination and violence, and support more equitable economic and social opportunities for the marginalized people.
WHO WE ARE
Helping You Community Forum is a registered Youth Led Non-Government Organization based in Karonga, Malawi, Southeastern Africa. As an organization based in Malawi, we have seen the issues that families struggle dealing with gender inequalities and exposure to HIV/AIDs to pushing themselves to extreme conditions to meet basic necessities.
We strive to work with communities to foster change and through the generosity of donors and our wonderful team of volunteers, we are doing just that!
OUR CORE VALUES
HYCF has in place a strong system of internal organizational governance and a clear focus on its programs while following its core values: We employ humanistic, do no harm, and ubuntu principles in our work. Our Strategies focuses on sustainable and life-improving means that communities can embrace, keep their pride and manage their futures
Our Thematic Areas
Women and Youth Empowerment
Gender equality through capacity building and empowerment, transparent and fair data collection. Promoting Female Community Leaders in Social and Economic Sector.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Traning of villagers in hygienic issues, waste collection activities, facilitation of the construction of public toilets, and awareness-raising about the importance of a clean and hygienic environment.
Tree planting activities, promotion and construction of improved firewood cooking stoves, briquette fabrication from rice husks, promotion of organic farming techniques, and raising awareness about environmental issues.
Promoting Safe Motherhood
HYCF is accelerating progress to improve quality reproductive, maternal, and newborn health through amplifying women's voices.
HYCF's vision is to achieve a society that is at least 75% free of social and climate problems through a sustainable environment, social, and education by 2030
Board Of Trustees
HYCF has in place a highly competent Board of Members who possess both professional and personal understandings of the development contexts in which HYCF operates its program. The Board of Members convenes once a year which shall be increased to three times up from 2020. Members are the following:
Mr. Edward Ngwemba, Liaison Officer for National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC) and Ministry of local government and Rural Development.
Mr.Caleb Pemba, Plan International Malawi Sponsorship Communication Coordinator.
Mr. Nick Ngwira, Lawyer and Legal Advisor for the NGO.
Mr.Jimmy Mzilahowa, TWESA in Community Development Executive Director.
Mr.Chawanagwa Gondwe, Clinic Nurse at Lighthouse Trust.
Mr. Benson Dumbo Mwenilondo Health Centre Officer in Charge.
Mr. Lameck Mphande Open Learning Centre organization Executive Director.